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When Nov 16, 2020 - Nov 17, 2020
Where Podgorica
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2020
Notification Due Sep 15, 2020
Final Version Due Dec 15, 2020
Categories    social sciences

Call For Papers



November 16-17, 2020

Podgorica, Montenegro

Over the last years, the question of academic integrity became one of the most important issues in higher education, as various forms of academic misconduct and non-ethical behavior become more visible and more frequent. We are nowadays witnessing the types of academic misconduct which are not easily understandable from both rational and ethical points of view, such as researchers publishing false data, forging results, plagiarizing or self-plagiarizing, etc. Similarly, number of students are cheating during the exams and showing wide array of non-ethical behaviors. These and many other aspects of the academic “non-integrity” (in science and in education) are of particular interest for the international scientific community, which acknowledged this as the increasingly relevant and internationally recognized problem.

Therefore, the main objective of the conference is to enhance scientific knowledge on the academic integrity through the interdisciplinary research-based approach which should facilitate emergence of innovative strategies for spreading the culture of academic integrity, promoting ethical behavior and preventing plagiarism and other types on non-ethical practices in academic environment and beyond.

We are proud to have some distinguished world-leading scholars as our keynote speakers:

Dr Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director of Academic Integrity Office at the University of California, San Diego, USA.

Prof. dr Michelle Bergadaà, International Institute for Research and Action on Academic Fraud and Plagiarism – University of Geneva, Swiss

Dr Sonja Bjelobaba, Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University, Sweden

Prof. dr Tomáš Foltýnek, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic.


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Strategies for promoting academic integrity in Higher Education
The role of academic integrity policies
Students’ and professors’ perception of academic dishonesty in Higher Education Motives/determinants of plagiarism and cheating behaviour
The role of technology in preventing / facilitating plagiarism
The link between moral /personal values and academic integrity
Identifying contextual characteristics that influence academic dishonesty
Contract Cheating
Academic integrity in the online learning environment (in the in era of coronavirus) Teaching/learning academic integrity issues, e.g. ethics, moral reasoning, academic
writing etc.
Innovative strategies for preventing academic misconduct


We encourage authors to submit extended abstracts (not exceeding 500 words; excluding title, authors’ information and references). The first page of the extended abstract should include the title and authors’ affiliations. Extended abstracts should include the following:


Theoretical framework
Purpose and aim of the study
Results and Discussion
Theoretical and practical implications

The style of references, abbreviations and symbols should correspond to APA style. The extended abstract should be sent to

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings.

The selected conference papers will be published in special issues of the Business Systems Research Journal (Scopus & Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index -ESCI)

The selected papers from the conference will be considered for publication in the International Journal for Educational Integrity (Scopus & Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index -ESCI).


Please note the following key deadlines:

Formal announcement of the conference and call for papers: April 15, 2020

Submission of extended abstracts: June 15, 2020

Decision on extended abstracts: July 15, 2020

Registration: September 15, 2020

Conference: 16-17 November, 2020

Full papers submission: December 15, 2020

There are no registration fees!


Univerzitetski sportsko-kulturni centar

L2, Studentska, Podgorica


The University of Montenegro is the largest and the only comprehensive, integrated and public university in Montenegro. The university was founded in 1974 and it consist of 19 faculties and 3 institutes. UoM extends to three Montenegrin regions. Apart from Podgorica, where the highest number of faculties and the largest campus are situated, teaching takes place in Nikšić, Kotor, Cetinje, Bar, Igalo, Berane and Bijelo Polje. The University has received the certificate in the field of the academic integrity by the IRFPA - International Institute for Research and Action on Academic and Plagiarism.


Prof. dr Sanja Pekovic, University of Montenegro
Prof. dr Dijana Vuckovic, University of Montenegro
Prof. dr Svetlana Perovic, University of Montenegro
Dr Tricia Bertram Gallant, University of California
Prof. dr Michelle Bergadaà, University of Geneva

Dr Sonja Bjelobaba, Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University
Prof. dr Tomáš Foltýnek, Mendel University in Brno
Prof. dr Pierre-Jean Benghozi, École Polytechnique
Prof. dr Mirjana Pejic-Bach, University of Zagreb


Distinguished (keynote) speakers

Share research experience and inspire new research
Develop professional network
Opportunity to publish in prestigious journal


The conference is organized by the University of Montenegro in the framework of project Strengthening Academic Integrity – Interdisciplinary Research-based Approach to Ethical Behaviour in Higher Education. The project is financed by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.

The Organizing Committee

Prof. dr Sanja Pekovic, University of Montenegro
Prof. dr Dijana Vuckovic, University of Montenegro
Prof. dr Svetlana Perovic, University of Montenegro
Marijana Blecic, PhD student, University of Montenegro
Jovana Vukcevic, Phd student, University of Montenegro
Dr Rajka Djokovic, University of Montenegro
Dr Milos Boskovic, Council of Europe

For all the questions related to the conference participation, please contact SAI team at:

Depending on the situation regarding the COVID-19, the conference might be organized virtually.

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